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HISTORY OF THE MODERN WORLD (HIS 10)Bronx Community College -- City University of New YorkFall 2015 3 credits, 3 hours Dr William deJong-LambertColston 307[email protected]Office Hours: Monday 11:00-12:00; Thursday 9:30-10:30History of the Modern World (HIS 10) is a one-semester world history survey that covers significant political, economic, social, and cultural currents of the last 300 years. Its purpose is to introduce you to the major forces and events of the recent past and analyze how these forces and events helped to create the world in which we live today. By exploring the interaction over time between world-historical themes such as industrialization, nationalism and imperialism, decolonization and neocolonialism, technology and warfare, by learning the differences between capitalism and socialism, and liberalism and authoritarianism, you will have a deeper understandingof the complex society in which we all live. This course will give you knowledge you need to becomea “well-informed, globally aware, engaged world citizen,”1and help you develop the critical thinkingskills that are important both in college and in the world outside the classroom. HIS 10 is in CUNY Pathways Flexible Core Area A:World Cultures and Global Issues. In written assignments for this course, you will:1.Investigate, evaluate and analyze a variety of historical sources and points of view.2.Evaluate primary and secondary sources to analyze critical questions on key themes in modern world history. 3.Produce well-reasoned evidence-based arguments to support conclusions. 4.Address global issues through the identification and application of historical methods andconcepts.5.Analyze the historical development of world regions and countries beyond the United States.6.Analyze formative ideologies and movements that have shaped modern world history.Required Reading: Textbook: Robert Tignor et. al., Worlds Together, Worlds Apart, Volume 2, 4th edition, 2014. Thisis required; you should buy it.Primary source documents: The e-Portfolio website -cuny.digication.com/MWHreader, has documents used in HIS 10/11. Click on the heading “Documents by Topic” to locate the document you need. Most of these documents were previously available in the reader that was bundled with the textbook. To save students money, BCC Department of History faculty put together this website instead. You are responsible for reading the documents that your professor assigns you, and for having the required documents with you in class should your professor ask you to bring them in. You can access the textbook for the first two topics onlyat the BCC Library websitefrom the BCC homepage. Go to “Quick Links” on the library website and click on “eReserves.” Enter your BCC library card number. Scroll down to “HIS 10/11.”Supplementary Materials:eHerodotus: The History Department has an on-line study guide to HIS 10/11. You will find textbook chapter outlines, study questions, vocabulary aids, maps, and other information to help you with the course. To access

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